Who I am
Barry Woods is an experienced attorney who is passionate about helping companies and individuals who have consciously aligned themselves with sustainable values. He works with stakeholders involved in energy policy issues in the transportation electrification and smart grid sectors. He works closely with businesses to on a wide array of legal issues that might threaten to impede a client’s progress, including negotiating and drafting all forms of contracts.
What I do
Barry has practiced law since 1994 and is licensed in Oregon and Maine. His practice's overarching mission is twofold- promoting transportation electrification and smart grid technologies and working with businesses to find their way past legal bumps in the road. His services include providing legal advice, business development services, sales force assistance, monitoring political and regulatory environments, identifying and responding to relevant legal and policy issues, and providing advocacy on behalf of clients before relevant governmental bodies.
He is an officer and member of the board of directors of Drive Oregon, whose mission is to make Oregon the leader in the transportation electrification arena and facilitate a thriving clean vehicle ecosystem. He recently concluded tenure as Drive Oregon's Interim Executive Director where he provided leadership, strategic thinking and administrative skill. Drive Oregon received a $1.2m state grant in order to grow the industry over the next biennium.
He is also on the board of Smart Grid Oregon whose purpose is to facilitate policy and idea exchanges designed to promote smart grid technologies and transform the electric energy system to the benefit of consumers, businesses and utilities.
He is on the Executive Committee of the Oregon State Bar Sustainable Future Section- the nation's first state bar section devoted to promoting sustainable values within the legal profession.
An honors graduate of Bowdoin College, Barry also received his J.D. from Lewis & Clark Law School and is certified in Environmental and Natural Resource Law. He has served as associate editor and is published in Environmental Law, the nation’s oldest law review dedicated to environmental issues.
Barry Woods 503-504-6492 email@example.com